Friday, September 28, 2018

Frontline Chronicles :: September, 2018 :: Living in the Supernatural :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

Living in the Supernatural

In September, Dawn and I headed from Oregon to Washington State. We were invited by a wonderful ministry to preach and minister at a revival conference. The theme given to me by the ministry to speak on was entitled, “Living in the Supernatural.” The people were very receptive as I preached strictly from the Bible. I explained how all believers in Jesus should have signs, wonders, and miracles following their lives (Mark 16:17-18).

My favorite part of such an event is the opportunity to pray for the people and empower them to step into their true God-given destinies. During the prayer times, people received freedom from numerous demonic strongholds as the evil spirits were cast out. One person gained significant deliverance from 58-years of horrific fear caused by repetitive molestation during childhood.

In addition to the ministry time, I was able to train and equip the group to activate their faith through practical applications. The group was encouraged to pray for each other and speak words of edification, exhortation, and comfort (1 Corinthians 14:3). The activities were designed to help prepare the group to share their faith while at the supermarket, the shopping mall, or anywhere else.

In John 14:12, Jesus said, “...he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works... It is time for the Body of Christ to actually believe in the Bible and start living in the supernatural.

Compassion to Action! America Shall Be Saved!

By Dawn R. Pietsch

In September, Nathan and I went to a Conference in Portland, Oregon called, "Compassion to Action! America Shall Be Saved!" It was amazing! The Evangelists were there sending out their plea for the salvation of the people of America! A new movement of love and compassion calling the lost people home, and raising up those who are hungry for more of God! There were about 8,000 people getting saved, set free, healed, and delivered! It was such an awesome sight! As the people came together in unity to worship the Lord, the prophetic word was...

It's time! It's time! It's time! Ready yourself! Be prepared! Arise! Matthew 28:19-20 is the Great Commissioning to "GO" out into all the world. Jesus said in these verses, "19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

It is the Lord who empowers you, prepares you, and helps you do all of this, your not ever alone! The Lord is with you to the end of the age.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Frontline Chronicles :: August, 2018 :: Praying in a Buddhist Prayer Room :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

Praying in a Buddhist Prayer Room

In late July I had two dreams of a young boy whom Dawn and I knew ten years ago. The boy is now 18-years old named, "Mark." He and his family are originally from the wonderful country of Vietnam. Mark has had autism all his life and unable to speak. I believe this could be a demonic influence causing this boy to be mute similar to stories found in the Bible. (See Luke 11:14 and Mark 9:14-27.)

We met with the parents and proposed the idea of praying for Mark. They invited us over for Vietnamese dinner and then ministry. We walked inside of the room where we were to pray for Mark. To our surprise, the entire room was a shrine devoted to Buddha. They had pineapples and other fruit presented to the idols as an offering.

As soon as we started praying for Mark and laying hands on him, he turned very pale and almost passed out. Even his mom was concerned. He then got very violent and started attacking his mom and dad. Those devils were very physically strong and violent in him. While we were praying in the name of Jesus Christ, Mark was profusely sweating. After awhile, he calmed down. We were then able to pray for his parents.

Mark did not receive a total healing at that moment, but something significant took place. The following morning, Mark's mother called us and told us he had a peaceful morning, which was not common. We are believing the Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit to continue to work on this families behalf.

Back in the USA

By Dawn R. Pietsch

We are very happy to be back in the USA, as we feel called to this nation, and we love it very much! Each nation has its very own purpose and destiny, including the issues that go along with it. Some nations have poverty, while others experience great wealth. There is such a vast collage of differences between all nations.

In each nation there is usually a "descriptive statement" about it, such as the USA. It is known for the "Land of the free", or the "Land of opportunity." We are thankful for it all! God Bless America! May the Lord continue to release freedom to the people of America and release opportunity to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ... Amen!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Frontline Chronicles :: July, 2018 :: Healing and Deliverance in Mexico :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

Healing and Deliverance in Mexico

Dawn and I finished our five month stay in the great country of Mexico and have now returned to the United States. It was a wonderful mission trip and God did a great work. On our final night, a team of us including our friends from Heart4Cabo went to Miraflores for an outdoor preaching, healing, and deliverance meeting.

Miraflores is a beautiful area, but severely oppressed and poverty stricken. The unfavorable conditions are shocking. The event was to be held in the Town Square, but the heavy rain forced us to move to another location that had a large tent canopy.

During the ministry time, we prayed for a woman in her forties. As soon as I began to pray, she began to weep violently. Then all of a sudden she yelled and coughed as if she was being strangled. I quickly realized the Holy Spirit was removing evil spirits from inside of her. The woman’s body began to contort, and then she began to vomit. The Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit delivered this woman free from a spirit of witchcraft, divination, and death. After she received her freedom she said, “I feel so light, I feel like I could fly.”

The Bible says that Jesus came to set captives free. (See Acts 10:38, Luke 4:18-19.) All followers of Jesus have a mandate to “deliver those who are drawn toward death, and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter” (Proverbs 24:11). There are hurting people everywhere. I encourage you to let the Lord use you powerfully.

What's Really Going On?

By Dawn R. Pietsch

What’s going on in the world is really not what’s going on in the spiritual realm. When we look at the world thru the media’s view, it’s all over! However, that is only man's opinions and facts, but not the real truth!

We have an adversary, the devil, whose agenda is to steal, kill, and destroy! (See John 10:10.) He is master at bringing deceptions, and a deluding influence, which if possible can deceive even the elect. (See Matthew 24:24.)

We have the Bible as a standard. We should be looking to Jesus for the answers, not the media. Jesus is the way, truth, and life. No one comes to the Father, except by Jesus. (See John 14:6.) So keep your eyes on Jesus and He will show you the way!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Frontline Chronicles :: June, 2018 :: Miracles in the Barrio :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

Miracles in the Barrio

Dawn and I teamed up for outreach with a ministry in Mexico called, Heart4Cabo. We went into the barrio to meet with some local people Heart4Cabo has built homes for. Several of the individuals had serious medical conditions. In one of the houses we visited, the mother suffered with numbness and weakness in her hand. She was bitten by a venomous spider which caused the problem. After we prayed for her, the strength in her hand instantly increased. She also said the numbness disappeared.

Her daughter was suffering with kidney stones. She was in severe pain, and regularly had other chronic illnesses. We prayed for her healing in the name of Jesus and all the pain left her. Other ailments tormenting her also disappeared. It was wonderful to see her countenance transform before our eyes. (Click here to see the photos.) After we prayed for healing, we invited the entire family to receive prayer. By God's grace, we led the group of six into a personal relationship with the Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit.

We visited another home in the area. The dad was having a lot of physical difficulties. He was suffering with kidney problems resulting in weekly dialysis. He also had pain in his body and was blind in his left eye. He was so weak he had to lie down during the prayer time. (Click here to watch some videos from Heart4Cabo.)

After we prayed for him, he was able to walk around, the pain left, and he was seeing light and outlines in his eye which was dark beforehand. We then led his family in prayer to rededicate their lives to the Lord. God is on the move, and we are excited to be a part of it.

Storms in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

By Dawn R. Pietsch

We recently had a category 4 hurricane come towards Cabo San Lucas. The hurricane decreased to a tropical storm by the time it got to us, but it still brought some destruction to the people who live in the barrios. These people are at high risk of losing everything, including their lives. They build cardboard or wooden homes to live in. Some of them if they are fortunate, get cement block homes in the auroras, which is where the mudslides flow, and take out everything in its path. People die from living in these areas.

This storm did not cause mass destruction, but it did cause rivers of water running through their homes and streets. We also found out that they only receive water twice a month. They have large containers on their houses that hold water in them to do all their cooking, washing, bathing, and drinking, but it is still not enough. The weather gets hot and humid, unbearable for most people.

Yet, in the midst of all of this, they are happy, hardworking, loving people. They live under a government that keeps them impoverished, yet they are still over comers despite their hardships. They serve, work hard, and are very humble.

As Nathan and I live here in Cabo, Mexico, we say that the best part about being here is the people... not the resorts, not the beautiful ocean views, but the awesome, amazing people who live here. Thank you for showing us what a servant heart looks like.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Frontline Chronicles :: May, 2018 :: Injured Shoulder Miraculously Healed :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

Dawn and I have been working very close with a wonderful church here in Mexico. We have been helping train and equip the people for the “Great Harvest.” The location of this church is in the poorest community in Cabo San Lucas. They live in plywood houses surrounded by dust and dirt.

After one of the training sessions, a group of eight people outside the church caught my attention. I received a word of knowledge (1 Corinthians 12:8) from the Lord of one of them having pain in their left elbow. I asked the group through my friend, Jose interpreting about the pain. One of the guys said, “I don’t have pain in my left elbow, but my right shoulder hurts.” He was in visible pain and unable to lift his arm above his head.

He permitted us to pray for healing. However, the Holy Spirit prompted me to have the obnoxious drunk guy in the group speak healing. I believe the Lord had me do this because the drunk man is really called to be a minister. The drunk man repeated after me as he placed his hand on his shoulder. "In the name of Jesus Christ, be healed." The injured man then began to swing his arm around in full mobility. Jose then preached the Gospel to the group in Spanish. They were all visibly touched as the Holy Spirit encountered these precious people.

God is greatly desiring for you and I to share His perfect love with others. The Lord radically touched this group by my "botched word of knowledge." Either way, God demonstrated His great love to lose in the dirt.

The Barrio

By Dawn R. Pietsch

A Barrio is a ward, quarter, or district of a city or town in a Spanish-speaking country. The barrio in which Nathan and I do most of our ministry is also the poorest area in Cabo San Lucas. The people live in the dirt in make-shift houses. However, the people we have met have hearts of gold.

Our time here in Mexico has been one of great reward! To see people arise into their true identity is great news! Nathan has been faithful to train up and equip the believers out in the barrio. They are learning to hear God's voice, prophesy, speak in tongues, pray powerful declarations of God, dream big with God, receive deliverance, crucify the flesh, and become even more powerful leaders for God, for both now, and in the end-time harvest! Yea God!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Frontline Chronicles :: April, 2018 :: Easter in Mexico :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

I had an amazing opportunity to preach at a local church on Easter Sunday. Easter is also known as "Resurrection Day" as Christians celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The people responded very well to my message explaining the significance of the death and resurrection of Jesus. Almost the entire church came forward following an invitation to rededicate their lives to the Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit.

Towards the end of the service I ministered to individuals who desired to receive prayer. A young man in his twenties was at the front. I learned later it was the first time he had ever gone to that church. He wanted to give his life to Jesus. After I led him through the "sinner's prayer" I began to pray over him. While I was praying, he passed out and fell to the floor. During that time on the ground, the Holy Spirit did a quick and deep work in his life. After he arose, he couldn't believe how clean and refreshed he felt. He described his experience as, "After I received prayer from you, I feel so clean now. I feel like a new born baby."

Our time in Mexico has not been in vain. We have been helping feed hungry children, lead workshops to train up the local Body of Christ, and preach at churches. As wonderful as it has been, we are hoping for God to do even more. We feel He is desiring to do a mighty work in Mexico. We are excited to be a part of it. Please keep us in prayer as we are believing to see God do a powerful work in Cabo San Lucas and beyond.

Crucified with Christ

By Dawn R. Pietsch

We are currently in Mexico, and I had the opportunity to join some of the local believers in an amazing discipleship class. One of the topics that fascinated me so much was on "the flesh." I felt like the Lord said to grab a hold of this, because this can be a new tool to use to set people free!

When we are operating in the flesh, it isn't pretty, kind, or nice! It's actually contrary to operating in our spirits! There is a real battle between our spirit and the flesh. The Scriptures say in Galatians 2:20 and Romans 13:14:

20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.

As an activation, when I feel myself thinking or acting out some wrong behaviors, I immediately say... " That part of me that is acting out in the flesh, I ask you Lord to crucify the name of Jesus Christ! Because I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer "I" who lives, but Christ who lives within me! I use scripture to combat the flesh! And it works! I start feeling a shift in my behavior immediately! Yea God!

There are many Scriptures on the flesh. Here are two more:

Galatians 5:19-21 New King James Version (NKJV)

19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Romans 7:18 New King James Version (NKJV)

18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Frontline Chronicles :: March, 2018 :: Ministry in Mexico :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

After 43 days in Africa, I got to enjoy three days in the USA before heading to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for ministry. On one ministry outing, Dawn and I got to minister at an orphanage. I shared the "Jonah Story," about being able to praise the Lord in any situation, like Jonah did in the belly of the great fish. I also had the children stand in front of their peers and preach a one minute message on their favorite Bible verse. People are never too young to start in ministry. It was impactful for them.

We have also been able to preach in churches and conduct equipping workshops. The people have responded very well. We have more revival workshops planned. We are also hoping to organize ministry in the federal prison as well as conduct Evangelism Gospel Crusades. This area desperately needs a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

The doors are slowly opening for Dawn and I here in Mexico. It has been much harder then expected. In the current condition, there is a lot of division in the local churches. This makes it really difficult to organize events and cross pollinate the churches. Many of the pastors here have also been damaged by missionaries. This has made them skeptical towards Dawn and I. Fortunately, we are getting breakthrough though.

Please keep us in prayer as we are hoping to see God do a wonderful work in Cabo San Lucas and beyond.

Rich Versus Poor

By Dawn R. Pietsch

As we came to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in February, we noticed a huge parallel difference between the rich and the poor. One side is in extreme poverty, and the other side has the extreme rich with beautiful resorts. We saw the servants, and those who want to be catered too. The uneducated and the educated.

In the Bible, Jesus said there would always be the poor (Matthew 26:11), which is sad to hear. It's a poverty mindset that holds the people in bondage, and from receiving kingdom principles, and a kingdom mindset. There is no poverty in Heaven, therefore there should be no poverty on earth. There should be no partiality as well, preferring one race more than another, and the rich more than the poor. Once again it's our mindset that sets us apart.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Frontline Chronicles :: February, 2018 :: Supernatural Gospel Crusade in Kenya :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

After 35-days in Nigeria, I flew to Kenya to preach at the Supernatural Gospel Crusade as the main speaker. We ventured 14-hours by car from Nairobi into a remote village in western Kenya. Over the course of the three night event, thousands of people attended to encounter the Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit.

Hundreds were physically healed, were delivered of demonic influences, rededicated their lives to the Lord, or received salvation by accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. One man testified that his severe back pain due to kidney stones disappeared when I commanded kidney stones to dissolve in the name of Jesus.

Africa is also a place of great spiritual warfare. A 19-year old woman shared her testimony of what God did in her life during this crusade. She informed us she grew up as an orphan. After sometime she was brought into a home where the people operated in high levels of witchcraft. As a result of her bondage, demons would physically visit and torture her.

This woman saw the poster advertising the Supernatural Gospel Crusade. The demons commanded her to go and disrupt the meetings. However, the Heavenly Father had other plans. God “arrested” her while I was praying for the people. She manifested demons, in which I cast out in the name of Jesus. She had hoards of evil influences that left her. She then dedicated her life to the Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit.

What is Your Filter?

By Dawn R. Pietsch

What is your filter? Whom do you use to run things by? The father of lies, who came to steal, kill, and destroy... or... The Spirit of Truth, which is the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, and Father God... who cannot tell a lie, and Jesus... who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life... who came to bring Life, and that more abundantly! Looking at it this way, it's a no brainer! Why would you want a filter of lies, when you could have truth? Everything that is going on in this world needs to be run through the filter of the Lord, otherwise it needs to be thrown out!

We operate by faith in a God who knows all things, sees all things, and has the power to do all things! Nothing is impossible with God!!! We must trust in Him by faith. It's our faith that pleases Him anyways! Our hope must be in Him... and His hope is a for sure thing! So next time your being bombarded with worldly issues, remember that the Lord is your filter, the living, breathing Word of God!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Frontline Chronicles :: January, 2018 :: Nathan in Nigeria, Africa :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

Nathan in Nigeria, Africa

By Nathan D. Pietsch

I started the year of 2018 in the African country of Nigeria. This is now my third trip to Nigeria. I will then fly to Kenya in February. Nigeria is a very difficult country to live in because their infrastructure is basically non-existent. The power regularly fails resulting in no electricity. They do not have a water drainage system, so their roads are often flooded, making it difficult to travel. Despite the complications, the ministry is wonderful.

The people are very hungry for the authentic Gospel of Jesus Christ and true demonstration of the Holy Spirit. Their medical system is so basic the people must rely upon supernatural miracles of healing. Many Nigerians are now searching for churches who can offer them healing and freedom from demonic spirits. Unfortunately, many go to these churches as "their final bus stop." Most have already gone to the village witchdoctors in an effort to receive healing and deliverance.

The witchdoctors use deviant means in their "healing" practices. This often leaves the people in a much worse condition. As a disciple of Jesus Christ and carrier of the Heavenly Kingdom, I help these people obtain freedom by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 2:4-5 (NKJV), "My speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God."

Please keep me in prayer as I deal with high level demon possessed people on a daily basis.

Fear Not for I AM with You!

By Dawn R. Pietsch

In Isaiah 41:10 the Bible says, "Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand (NKJV)." This phrase is very powerful, but yet very few understand it. If we really understood the implications of this verse, we would be fearless! The only One we are to fear is God, because He is the only One who is able to cast our souls into hell! But... even saying that, He is so loving and merciful, desiring that none should perish! He longs for us to be in relationship with Him as we once were at the beginning.

As I was reading the Bible, in the book of Daniel, chapter 9, God was able to use the pagan kings to do His will. He used Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus, and Darius. If the King of Israel would have listened, and not been fearful, he could of saved the lives of many others by listening to the word of the Lord through the prophets. Daniel, Shadrak, Meshak, and Abednigo were some of the young Jewish men who were blessed during such a horrific event that took place in Israel. God used these young men to shape world history and turn these kings hearts to the Most High God! Two of the kings actually allowed the Jewish people to go back to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple while they were in captivity!

The Kings even gave out of their own treasuries to provide supplies for them to rebuild the temple. How wild is that! My point is... that if we listen to the Lord, and do His will, regardless of how stretching it may be to us, we could actually see many amazing miracles, and see the salvation of the Lord at hand! "Fear not, for I AM with you!" God is actually for us, and not against us!